Government

The work of Government is essential to the well-being of communities. They develop and maintain infrastructure necessary for a functioning society, and make key decisions with far-reaching implications.

We understand the nature of the Government’s role in society and are experienced in attending to the complex legal needs of this sector.

We have acted on the panels of Local and State Governments across NSW and QLD on a variety of matters. Our expertise spans all aspects of government work, ranging from commercial work to administrative law.

Services

  • Commercial Contracts
  • Commercial Law
  • Compulsory acquisition
  • Construction and Infrastructure
  • Dispute resolution and Litigation
  • Employment and industrial relations
  • Intellectual Property
  • Native Title
  • Privacy and Freedom of Information
  • Project and finance
  • Property Law
  • Represent government clients in merits and judicial review proceedings
  • Tax

Experience

Aramac Shire Council

Advice in relation to land acquisitions and sales, leases, commercial agreements, agency agreements, housing repossessions, road and sewerage infrastructure

Barcaldine Regional Council

Advice in relation to land acquisitions and sales, boundary realignments, compulsory acquisitions, demountable housing and Council amalgamation;

Brisbane City Council

Employment law advice

Caboolture Shire Council

Advice in relation to GST and contract payment issues and commercial contracts and construction contracts

Fraser Coast Regional Council

Advice in relation to the International Marine Wet Basin Project, Maryborough Airport Air Park Project, flight training and drainage easements;

Gwydir Shire Council

Advice in relation to land acquisitions and sales, land subdivisions, medical centre leases and medical practitioners service agreements, tax deductibility agreement, native title claims, leases and licences, joint venture agreements and disputes

Sunshine Coast Regional Council

Advice in relation to access agreements for telecommunications infrastructure and a broadband infrastructure and sub funding agreement;

Toowoomba City Council

Advice in relation to fringe benefits tax

Insights

Lapsing of Staged Development Consents – An Update

Lapsing of Staged Development Consents – An Update

Key Takeaways This decision clarifies the circumstances surrounding the lapsing of development consents. The case highlights the importance of the wording in each unique development consent. Development consents may not lapse in the context of staged developments...

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COVID-19 Splinter Award Continuation for Councils

COVID-19 Splinter Award Continuation for Councils

Key Takeaways An award has been proposed largely in the same terms as the Local Government (COVID-19) Splinter (Interim) Award 2021 made by the Commission which will remain in force until April 2023. Paid COVID-19 special leave, a job retention allowance and leave...

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